Wednesday, May 19, 2004

This Is A Test

It's at level 3, and the blinds are 25/50. The table, by and large, is pretty passive, but as usual you're getting complete dick for cards. You're the big blind and this happens...

Party Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t50 (7 handed) converter

Button (t570)
SB (t1990)
ICP_Paul (t595)
UTG (t1700)
MP1 (t865)
MP2 (t1615)
CO (t665)

Preflop: ICP_Paul is BB with 9h, Kc.
UTG folds, MP1 calls t50, MP2 folds, CO folds, Button folds, SB folds, ICP_Paul checks.

Flop: (t125) 7d, 2c, 9d (2 players)

ICP_Paul bets t100
, MP1 calls t100.

Turn: (t325) 2h (2 players)

ICP_Paul bets t75
, MP1 calls t75.

River: (t475) 5s (2 players)

ICP_Paul bets t50
, MP1 raises to t640 (All-In)

What's your move?


At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would fold, and assume he made a set somewhere (or is a terrible player and stayed in with a 2x). Most likely on the flop, and was slowplaying...


At 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto Decker - fold. However, looking at how the hand was played, with top pair on the flop and a passive table, I think I would have come out a little more aggressively - at least 3x BB maybe more in an attempt to claim the pot right there. Now if I had a read on MP1 that he's going to call no matter what, I might check to see what he does. If he comes in large, I'd probably abandon the hand and save the chips for a better hand later. If I had to guess, I'd say he was on a a pair of 55 and made his set on the river having gotten to the river relatively cheaply. Take this for what it's worth, I'm certainly not an expert! 8^)
(Poker Perspectives)

At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

depends on my mood. if i was sick and tired of people coming over the top, i'd call and see his miraculous 2 pair beat mine. if not, i'd fold to fight another round.


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